Now I love my hamsters and I love to treat them every now and then. I feel even more compelled to do so seeing as I had a LUSH sunny holiday whilst my hammys were stuck in dreary ol’ England. Swings and Roundabouts eh!
Anyway on my latest trip to Pets at Home I scoured the shelves for something new and interesting. Something my hamsters will think ‘ohhh she is just the coolest owner!’ for. You know the drill with pets. They get in your head, with their cute fluttering eyes and their little squeaky voices…. Just me??!
Anyway I came across ‘Bedtime Books’ the chew toy for small furries. They are basically little hamster-sized books that are ’100% edible for small pets!’ So far so good, I have small pets that could do with hamster-sized books! Durrr, who doesn’t! ;D
Dont they look dainty! I know what you are thinking… why ‘Hamster Times‘ ?? Why not ‘Hammy Potter‘?? Ill tell you why.
Coz they dont have a hamster-mad creative looney on their production team clearly!!!
(psst… it took me like 20 minutes thinking of that pun. Enjoy it people. Enjoy it.)
So. This product cost me a whopping £1.99. Almost broke the bank I tell yah. And I am making such a huge point of the price because in all honesty, what have I actually paid for here. I have paid for an orange piece of cardboard to cover a few sheets of coloured paper. Think ‘post-it not style’ coloured paper.
I freely admit, I am an insanely impulsive person. And when I saw them miniature books on the shelf I thought ‘awww who would want to see a hamster read a book!’ Well I certainly wanted to see it! Even if it did have a terrible title.. *Hamster Times pffff*.. I wanted to see my hamsters pretend to read! WHO WOULDNT!
And to cut a short story even shorter, none of the hamsters have shown a fleck of interest to the books. Not a lick! Nothing! They too realise that they are lame and disappointing and are very probably cringing at me for putting their supposed ‘treat’ in their cages.
I could make better with the scraps of paper and card laying about anyway. At least I wouldn’t have spent a poxy £2.00 on that to be ignored.
My verdict, don’t waste your pennies folks. Your small furries would love a honey-nut chew stick to nibble – tasty, long-lasting and the same price as this rejected post-it note book thing.
I may very well take it out of their cages. Its just cluttering up the place. I could use it to scribble down really short shopping lists..
Got a decent chew toy?? What is it? Value for money? Let me know, comment below!
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